Best Practices Research Report for Automotive Assembly Lubricants
Based on its recent analysis of the automotive assembly lubricants market, Frost & Sullivan, an independent global research organization, awarded International Products Corporation (IPC) with the 2012 North American Product Leadership Award in Automotive Assembly Lubricants for its line of P-80® temporary assembly lubricants.
Many industries rely heavily on natural and synthetic rubber. The slip resistant nature of rubber makes it difficult to install, remove or manipulate. The installation of rubber components can take up considerable time on the assembly line. Improper alignment or installation may lead to a reduction in the life-cycle of the component and result in inherent safety issues. Ergonomics and worker safety are also concerns. There are many assembly applications that can benefit from reduced friction and increased safety including, but not limited to, the installation of belts, bumpers, seals, gaskets, grommets, bushings, O-rings, tires and hoses.
Frost & Sullivan used the following criteria to evaluate P-80®’s performance versus that of key competitive products:
- Product Features / Functionality
- Innovative Elements of the Product
- Product Acceptance in the Marketplace
- Customer Value Enhancements
- Product Quality
The results of the study indicated that P-80® ranked highest in every category P-80® Temporary Rubber Lubricants reduce assembly time and part failure, while increasing safety.
P-80® can be used to:
- Reduce installation force
- Achieve closer fits
- Increase production rates
- Improve product performance
- Reduce rejects
- Avoid slippage related injuries